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Train Ride in the Tiffany Wildlife Area

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event is FULL! If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Sara Norman: sara@landmarkwi.org

Event Description: Board an antique open-air train and ride into the most remote areas of the Tiffany Wildlife Area! Enjoy stops with short hikes into floodplain forests, savannas, and prairies with views of the Chippewa River while you learn about ecology, land protection, and history of the area.

Mid-May is the peak of spring migration. Birds will be brightly attired, active, and vocal throughout the day. With luck, we’ll see newly arrived resident species, as well as birds headed to Canada to raise the next generation of boreal migrants.

Children are welcome, however, the educational content will be for an adult audience. No seatbelts are provided in the antique open-air train cars.

Read more about the guides for this event down below. You do not want to miss this unique opportunity!

People Riding the Tiffany Train

The Tiffany Train

Birding at Tiffany Wildlife Area

Location: On Hwy 25, just south of Durand; Buffalo County.

Parking Area: Across from the intersection of Thibodeau Road and Hwy 25, 4.5 miles south of Durand, WI

Registration: Capacity is limited! Sign up today! Adults: $25 | Kids: $10

What to Bring: Water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars, and field guides. Wear appropriate footwear and field clothing.

Meet Our Speakers!

Birds: Migration and Identification with Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson started working for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) when gas was 86 cents a gallon. Over the past 30 years, he’s held a variety of positions with the Department, specializing in migratory bird conservation and protected areas management.

He currently serves as Chief of Program Integration for the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation (NHC) Program. Craig has a clinical obsession with birding in the tropics, especially during Wisconsin’s chilly winters.

Craig Thompson
NHC Program Integration Chief

A Geomorphic History of the Lower Chippewa River

Doug Faulkner at Rainbow FallsDoug Faulkner is a professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he is in his 24th year. While he is interested in the entire discipline of geography, his teaching and research primarily lie within the       sub-discipline of physical geography. His  specific academic specialization is fluvial geomorphology, which, broadly speaking,   is the study of rivers and the landforms  they create. For much of his career at UWEC, his research (all of which involved UWEC undergrads) has focused on the lower Chippewa River and its tributaries.

Land Protection with Rick Remington

Rick RemingtonRick is a native of central Wisconsin, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.  Rick has worked in conservation throughout the Midwest, Maine, and Kentucky in land management, restoration, and legal land protection before joining the Landmark Conservancy staff in 2002.  In his spare time, Rick serves on the board of the Menomonie Market Food      Co-op, and enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits including running, biking, gardening, and spending time outdoors  with his wife and daughter. Rick is the Executive Director for Landmark Conservancy.

Prairies: Plants, Fire, and Management with Katie Hahn

Katie Hahn Bio ImageKatie has worked in a number of conservation arenas, including for state and federal agencies, as a private contractor,  and now in the non-profit world as Stewardship Specialist for Landmark Conservancy. Her personal passion is the protection and restoration of Wisconsin’s fire-dependent ecosystems such as prairies, savannas, and barrens – something she is proud to contribute to not only in her “day job” at Landmark, but also as a member of The Prairie Enthusiasts board and in her role as the current chair of the Chippewa Savannas Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts. 

Watch this 6-minute video to learn more about this experience:

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This event is sponsored in part by We Energies Foundation. We are grateful for their support! If your business would like to support Landmark’s work in the community, contact Advancement Director, Kristin Thompson.


May 11
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm